Garden City in full bloom

The green canopies usually seen here in Sun Plaza Park, Tampines, are now interspersed with pink and white blooms from trumpet trees that are flowering after a dry spell.

The trumpet tree grows up to 25m tall, and has a large, broadly conical and shady crown.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, the National Parks Board shared photos of the trees, which it called the Singaporean version of the sakura.

The plants were captured in bloom in the east of Singapore, from Sims Avenue East to Pasir Ris.

The tree's name comes from its large, trumpet-shaped flowers.

It is known for its impressive flowering display, where the entire tree is covered in blossoms.

This takes place in April and August, usually after a dry spell.

When the flowers fall, they retain their colour for a couple of days, forming a beautiful carpet around the tree.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2017, with the headline 'Garden City in full bloom'. Print Edition | Subscribe